Eclipse Lays Off Workers

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Eclipse Aerospace laid off "several" workers from its plant in Albuquerque last week, local news organizations have reported. "I've had much better days," Eclipse Aerospace senior vice president Ed Lundeen told Albuquerque Business First on Friday. "The bottom line is that the market has not recovered yet. We're not seeing the sales we planned for." More

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Heater AD Targets GA Aircraft »

A new proposed airworthiness directive issued by the FAA on Wednesday affects up to 6,000 general aviation aircraft, mostly (but not limited to) Pipers and Cessnas, equipped with Meggitt (Troy)... More

CitationAir Closing Oct. 31 »

Textron Aviation is closing former Cessna fractional operator CitationAir and selling the remaining airplanes. CitationAir was started in 2000 as CitationShares, a division of Cessna. Cessna... More

New Takes On Business Travel »

A couple of new companies are trying fresh approaches to pull high-value business travellers out of the backpack and tennis shoe mainstream of modern air travel. La Compagnie is the latest to begin... More

Mideast Conflict Affects Civil Aviation »

The FAA issued a Notam on Monday restricting U.S. flight operators from flying in the airspace above Syria. Previously, operators had been warned to contact the FAA before flying there. "The... More

GA Advocates Seek Expedited Review On Medical Changes »

Seven general aviation advocacy groups said this week they have sent a letter (PDF) to officials in the Transportation Department asking them to expedite a review of the FAA's proposed rulemaking... More

CAIGA To Produce Biggest Amphibious Airplane »

The China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. has started to build the TA600, which will be the largest amphibious aircraft in production, the company has announced. The TA600, aimed at the... More

Pilot, Paramedic Killed In Air Ambulance Crash »

The owner of a small air charter company and a paramedic were killed when the Piper Navajo the owner was flying crashed near the airport on Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy off New Brunswick... More

Brits Sweep Ascot Red Bull »

The hometown favorites battled back from dismal qualifying rounds to give the capacity crowd what they came for during the Red Bull Air Races' stop at the fabled Ascot Racecourse in England on... More

 

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Hey! Why's the Horizon Over There?

Hey! Why's the Horizon Over There? »

It's happened to every pilot at some time or another—suddenly the airplane isn't doing what the pilot intends. Most of the time recovery is routine. Here's what to do when the upset is serious. More

Reader mail:

AVmail: August 18, 2014 »

Henry Hough writes: "No doubt this proposal makes sense in some arcane budget discussion among ignoramuses divorced from aviation. But saying aircraft can't be built in an airport hangar simply to preclude inappropriate use of federally funded airports makes about as much sense as saying birth can't occur at home because the mortgage may be a tax deduction. The heart and soul of an aircraft should begin at an airport. The gestation period and infancy of an aircraft needs and deserves to be... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

I was flying through New York's air space one typical busy Friday afternoon. The controller on 124.07 was shotgunning instructions out to a dozen or more airplanes when a flight instructor grabbed the frequency and started requesting multiple practice approaches into Danbury (CT), thoroughly describing each missed approach and the path to the next approach. He had the frequency for about 20 seconds. I guess he figured he'd better get it all in while he could. The controller came back,... More

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Looking for the AKOYA

On Sunday August 24th 2014, an exceptional event, uniting the two elements air and water, will be held at the Grand Port of Aix-Les-Bains, Savoie, France. The first Lac du Bourget airshow joins the 16th edition of the now famous Navig'Aix event (old vessels gathering) offering a fascinating, rich and varied spectacle.

PlaneLogiX Transcription Goes Live

Official launch of aircraft maintenance logbook back up and transcription service.

Vazquez Assumes Command of Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol has a new national commander and CEO - Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez of Henrico, Virginia, sworn in Friday at the organization's 2014 National Conference.